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    REVIEW: King’s Virtuous Son by Ki Brightly & M.D. Gregory

    The Kings of Men MC: King’s Virtuous Son – Ki Brightly & M.D. Gregory

    The “Innocent” Twin
    Hunter Tanner is a prospect for the Kings of Men MC. The club president, King, shocked Hunter with the news that he is Hunter’s biological father. King was the only man who had ever kept Hunter safe, and he’d taken King’s attention the wrong way—only to be devastated to learn they were related. Now he’s pissed off. Hunter’s identical twin, Forrest, offers him a chance to get away from New Gothenburg, so Hunter takes a vacation to stay at the Exotic Virtue in New York City.

    The Irish Mobster
    Jamie Shannon is a simple Irishman. He enjoys working, and sometimes killing, for the Killough Company, and he believes in going after anything—or anyone—he wants. Jamie has long had his eye on a particular blond man who works at the Exotic Virtue, and an opportunity presents itself when he sees him looking down in the dumps next to the pool. Jamie doesn’t hesitate to swoop in and try to kiss him better.

    Two Blood-Spattered Worlds, One Heart
    An explosive night with Jamie leads to a fight that sends Hunter racing back to New Gothenburg. Jamie doesn’t hesitate to follow his man. To get Hunter back, he’ll have to navigate not only King’s temper when he shows up unannounced to talk to his upset son, but both Hunter and Jamie still have dangerous obligations. Is there any way they can truly be together, or were they doomed to only one hot night from the start?


    I picked up Kings of Men MC because I was curious about MC romance. I’m not a fan of motorcycle clubs because I don’t find the typical biker image appealing. In Kings Of Men, most characters are cardboard cut-outs of large bearded tough guys who drink and fuck too much and probably have questionable hygiene. So, not my thing.

    The only reason I chose this series is that it belongs in the same world as The Killough Company, a series I enjoyed. So far, most of my experience with the KOMMC books was meh, with some DNFs, except Book 1, King’s Killer.

    King’s Virtuous Son is a standout and the best book in the series. It’s the 7th book and best read after Book 6, King’s Undercover Fed, and The Killough Company Book 2, The Professional. The rest of the KOMMC can be read in any order.

    First, the main characters, Jamie Shannon and Hunter Tanner had fully fleshed-out personalities that I immediately liked. I also gave a big hoorah when it became apparent that their relationship was that of equals. For the majority of KOMMC, the power dynamics are mostly skewed towards the biker, the love interest relegated to the bitch seat so to speak. Jamie and Hunter switch! Always a bonus.

    Hunter is the virgin twin of Forest Broussard, the MC in The Professional. Hunter has daddy issues because not only did King abandon them years ago, he didn’t even bother to tell him he was his father. And that he has a twin. King is an idiot!

    Hunter’s a bit naïve and shy but brash enough to make some daring, if sometimes dumb decisions, and knows his way around guns. He’s always determined to earn his place, whether in an MC or the mob. No shortcuts, no sleeping his way to the top. Hunter was a quiet side character majority of the series, but when it’s his time to shine, he’s spectacular! Our boy’s pretty badass when he wants to.

    Jamie’s quite the charmer! He is in charge of negotiations for the Killough Company. I felt like he was some sort of a gallant knight sweeping the virgin biker prince off his feet. If this were anime, he would be surrounded by sparkles. I adore him and his exquisitely soft touch and infinite patience in handling Hunter’s inexperience.

    Theirs is my favorite first-time-sex scene because it perfectly captured the swirl of emotions, and that the virgin doesn’t always have to be the bottom. Compared to the other books where the connections don’t go far beyond the physical, Jamie and Hunter connections felt deeper and more convincing as they develop trust and partnership.

    The family drama, crime fiction, and action suspense mesh fabulously well with the romance. They don’t feel like afterthoughts, like in other installments, but solid storylines that continue the overarching thread of the series in a way that kept me interested in the New Gothenburg/Killough Company world. I’m picking up the next book, that’s for sure!

    King’s Virtuous Son is about a young man coming to terms with his family, his virginity, his life as a biker, his past mistakes, and his future at a crossroads. Part coming-of-age, part fairy tale, 100% biker badass, 100% Irish charm.

    Rating:
    4.5 Stars – perfection is only half a step away

    Soundtrack: Ride
    Artist: Clans
    Album: Chapter Three


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    SOUNDTRACK: Ride by Clans

    Soundtrack to King Of Men MC: King’s Virtuous Son by Ki Brightly & M.D. Gregory

    Ride by Clans for a book about a biker and a mobster who discovered they’re good together in love and club wars.

    White teeth and black leather
    You and I would go good together, baby
    Black soul, white feathers
    You and I would go good together

    That smile
    Don’t know whether you should break my heart
    Or put me together
    And those eyes
    I don’t know whether we should just stay friends
    Or if we should get together

    Ride baby, ride

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    White teeth and black leather
    You and I would go good together, baby
    Black soul, white feathers
    You and I would go good together

    That smile
    Don’t know whether you should break my heart
    Or put me together
    And those eyes
    I don’t know whether we should just stay friends
    Or if we should get together

    Ride baby, ride
    Ride baby, ride
    But you and I would go good together

    White teeth and black leather
    You and I would go good together, baby
    Black soul, white feathers
    You and I would go good together

    That smile
    Don’t know whether you should break my heart
    Or put me together
    And those eyes
    I don’t know whether we should just stay friends
    Or if we should get together

    Ride baby, ride
    Ride baby, ride
    But you and I would go good together babe

    I hope you won’t throw it all away
    I give you a million reasons to stay
    I hope you won’t throw it all away
    I give you a million reasons to stay

    Ride baby, ride (oh no, you know it)
    Ride baby, ride (baby if you ride with me)
    Ride baby, ride (oh no, you know it)
    Ride baby, ride (baby if you ride with me)
    Ride baby, ride
    Ride baby, ride
    But you and I would go good together babe

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    Death and the Devil: When the Devil Drives – L.J. Hayward

    Work-life balance for a spy may be an oxymoron, but Jack Reardon likes a good challenge. And he’s almost bested this one. He’s settled into his Meta-State promotion as a field leader and into his new team with a second he can trust. Shop in order, he can take a day or two off when Ethan blows into town, their bargain finally starting to paying off.

    Assassin Ethan Blade has few pleasures in his life—a decent cup of tea, a job well done, racing his fleet of supercars, and Jack. With plans to combine the last two into one thrilling weekend, Ethan’s attempt at having a normal, happy life may deliver everything he’s ever desired—or backfire spectacularly.

    Jack and Ethan made a bargain, but the deal is thrown into jeopardy when the expectations and identities of the dealmakers shift—stoking the fires of doubt and jealously. Not to mention a contract killer out for revenge and an illness that threatens to reveal closely guarded secrets. Rewards are on the table for both men, maybe bigger than they even realize, if only they can renegotiate—and survive.

    Hah! Jack is in trouble:

    You made him more … human.” 

    That pesky, secondary charge on the grenade went off under his ribs, a warm rush from the mini explosion rolling through him

    Going at this ’relationship thing’ really sloooow. Which I love but also excruciating because just come out and say it, Jack!

    Ethan allows Jack to drive his baby, Victoria the Vanquish. The man is smitten, alright. Tell him, Ethan!

    Jack comes down with that infamous fever  where he deliriously blurts out stupid embarrassing things. Ethan patiently plays the nurse then disappears again. Great.

    You guys, TALK.

    Rating:

    5 Stars – absolutely perfect

    Soundtrack: Ride
    Artist: The Vines
    Album: Winning Days

    (source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41167040-when-the-devil-drives)

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    Soundtrack to Death and the Devil: When the Devil Drives by L.J. Hayward